Gardening

shutterstock_93536554If you want to make more of your outdoor space all year round why not join one of our Seasonal Gardening courses.

Workshops help you to with garden design, choosing plants and even setting up your own gardening business.

Some courses will run as online courses and some will start at Stoke Lodge or St Pauls. You can see the starting venue/format for each course listed below. We reserve the right to change the format of the course, in term, should safety advice change.


PLEASE NOTE: Online and telephone booking will
open at 9.30am on Thursday 27 August

Japanese Gardens: A Journey of Creation and Imagination

We will unravel the mystique of Japanese gardens, exploring their history and influence. The course will also cover various garden styles, how to avoid kitsch features, the proper use of water, plants and stone. The course is taught by a professional garden designer who grew up in the Far East. The course aims to enable learners to understand oriental culture, analyse key elements of Japanese gardens and design one themselves.

  • Tuesdays  12.30pm – 2.30pm Jason Loh
  • 10 sessions  29 September      £140 / £84      GJLT : Online

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Japanese Gardens: A Journey of Creation and Imagination

We will unravel the mystique of Japanese gardens, exploring their history and influence. The course will also cover various garden styles, how to avoid kitsch features, the proper use of water, plants and stone. The course is taught by a professional garden designer who grew up in the Far East. The course aims to enable learners to understand oriental culture, analyse key elements of Japanese gardens and design one themselves.

  • Wednesdays 10am to 12noon Jason Loh
  • 10 sessions  30 September  £140 / £84      GJLW : Online

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Plants and Planting

A course on plants and planting for all purposes in the garden: covering flowers, evergreens, bushes, and the growing of fruit and vegetables. With content ranging from soil science to plant history this course has something to offer all gardeners who are serious about expanding their knowledge of plants and planting.  This course will be delivered on-line via Zoom.

  • Mondays 1pm to 3pm Jon Wheatley
  • 8 sessions    28 September  £112  /  £68       GJWP : Online

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SATURDAY GARDENING COURSES

Growing Fruit and Vegetables

A short half- day course focussing on some practical and basic principles in home-growing techniques: practical propagation, vegetable growing and edible planting. This course will be delivered on-line via Zoom, and is limited to 8 participants.

  • Saturday 10am to 1pm  Jon Wheatley
  • 1 session  7 November   £30 / £18  GJWG : Online

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Design your own garden   

An opportunity to improve and refresh your garden with support and help from a professional garden designer.  You will learn how to redesign your own plot, beginning with basic principles and going on to cover choosing the right plants.

Maximum number of participants: 8 . NB It is important that participants have a garden, or part of a garden, to work on during the sessions.

Deadline for enrolment:  24 October, ie 3 weeks before the course takes place as an information pack will be sent out to students before the first session of the course.

  • Saturdays 10.15am to 3.15pm Christine Pritchard
  • 3 sessions 14 & 28 November and 5 December  £132 /  £80  GDOG  : Stoke Lodge  

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